Shotwell has no "burn to CD/DVD" feature

Bug #662304 reported by Cyril Jaquier
This bug affects 4 people
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shotwell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: shotwell

Shotwell has currently no "Burn to CD/DVD" feature. Shotwell can export to disk, upload to facebook, picasa, etc but a lot of users would probably like to be able to easily burn picture CDs/DVDs. This enhancement has already been reported upstream:

Moreover, I would expect drag and drop to work between shotwell and brasero. This is not the case with the versions in Maverick.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: shotwell 0.7.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 0085e529b142d05db3fd806c5a9bed9b
CheckboxSystem: 2563af6e36b037fc362c650378170735
Date: Sun Oct 17 20:06:55 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: shotwell

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Cyril Jaquier (cyril-jaquier) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er)
Changed in shotwell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in shotwell:
status: Unknown → New
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Rogério Theodoro de Brito (rbrito) wrote :

Just a "me too" post here, as that would be really useful to backup one's photos to optical media.

I would like to add that the "Burn to CD/DVD" option would be even more useful than just a plain burning if it exported the photos in a directory structure by event. That is, it would be more useful if, for the selected photos, see the event to which it belongs to, create that directory in the optical media and put the photo in that directory.

That would really rock and it would be a very nice way to send a DVD with pictures to my parents so that they can treat the DVD as a "photo album" in their DVD player.

For bonus points, it may be of interest to those that use some of Apple's utilities (like iPhoto) if the burnt medium had their "common" xml file listing the photos that are on the DVD---this serves as an index to avoid having to scan all the photos to know their metadata. I think that I may have some Perl script to generate one of these, if that's desired.

This feature of burning to CD/DVD, especially if it respects the events set by the user, would really rock. And also provide a way to make backups of the photos, as it is currently not apparent how to make a backup of one's pictures. (If anybody know, please, say it).

Regards, Rogério Brito.

tags: removed: amd64 apport-bug
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Rogério Theodoro de Brito (rbrito) wrote :

Unfortunately, upstream's bug tracking system doesn't allow one to file bugs/add comments without creating a new account, login in etc. So, if anybody can, feel free to forward my comment to upstream's track.


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Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :


Thanks for your suggestions. I've added your comments to the upstream ticket as well.

By the way, for some information about how to back up your Shotwell library, see the Shotwell FAQ at .

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Lucas Beeler (lucas-yorba) wrote :

It's worth noting that burning to CD or DVD should be available on both Fedora Core 14 and Ubuntu Maverick, because Shotwell cleverly ties into the Nautilus "Send to..." feature. Just select the photos you want to burn to CD or DVD, then choose "Send to..." from the "File" menu. A dialog will appear allowing you to set export options for the photos you've selected (e.g., do you want to burn photos that include edits you've made in Shotwell, or do you want to burn the original, unaltered photo?). Once you've set your export options and clicked "Ok", the "Send to" window will appear. From here, you can choose to send the files to Brasero.


Changed in shotwell:
status: New → Fix Released
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